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NEWS FROM NASFAA

This week on a special edition of “Off the Cuff” Justin is joined by Karen, Jackie Cottom, NASFAA’s instructional content specialist, and Tony Erwin, FAAC®, Blue Icon’s principal consultant, to break down their impressions of Federal Student Aid’s (FSA) annual training conference. The team highlighted their main takeaways from a number of sessions and impressions of updated guidance coming out of the department on a host of regulatory issues.

On day three of the Federal Student Aid (FSA) annual training conference, the Department of Education's (ED) top higher education official, Under Secretary James Kvaal, provided an update on how the department plans to prioritize its commitment to improving student outcomes in higher education.

Are you looking to test your knowledge from the news of the week? Check out our new weekly quiz highlighting some of our coverage and updates from the past week. (Hint: Read through this week’s issues of Today’s News for answers.) Be on the lookout for a new quiz each Friday and let us know if any of our questions stumped you!

NASFAA UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

NASFAA's Board of Directors is here to represent you and is seeking your input. Please email any questions or comments you might have directly to a member of the NASFAA Board by clicking on their name on our Board Member Directory page. Questions or feedback may pertain to NASFAA products and services, membership benefits, policy/advocacy issues, or any other topic you would like to bring before the Board. The Board will compile and discuss at the Dec. 5-6, 2022, Board meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. We welcome your insight.

Getting timely financial aid is critical for many learners, especially as college costs climb. One of the biggest challenges facing campuses is communicating with the students who need financial assistance to ensure they meet critical deadlines. How can staff generate connections to help keep students on track? Be sure to register for this upcoming webinar, sponsored by Jenzabar, on December 6 at 2 p.m. ET, that will highlight how their teams communicate with learners throughout the financial aid process to ensure students get the financial aid they need. Register today!

Please join us in congratulating Shawn Olson, who was promoted from assistant director of financial aid to associate director of financial aid at Northern Michigan University; and Luke Leitner, who was promoted from financial aid counselor to assistant director of financial aid & student employment manager at Ripon College. Celebrate your own career developments by completing the "Movers and Shakers" form to share the news with your colleagues.

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